Can the Clinic Help Me?
What kinds of cases does the Clinic accept? We represent low-income (below approximately 200% of the federal poverty guidelines) and underrepresented people living in the D.C. area who have legal issues in the District, including: domestic violence-related family law; juveniles (14-24 years old), adult misdemeanor criminal cases; federal income tax disputes; immigration cases; non-profits and small businesses, housing issues, and whistleblower rights.
For cases involving other matters in the District of Columbia, please consult:
- Law Help (for self-help information and a list of providers) – https://www.lawhelp.org/DC
- Legal Aid of DC – https://www.legalaiddc.org/
- Neighborhood Legal Services – https://www.nlsp.org/
- District of Columbia Bar Association – https://www.dcbar.org/pro-bono/free-legal-help
- DC Advice & Referral Clinic – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bar Association of DC Lawyer Referral Service – https://www.badc.org/lawyer-referral-service#/
In Maryland, please consult:
- Law Help – https://www.lawhelp.org/?state=MD
- Legal Aid – https://www.mdlab.org
- 2-1-1 Maryland – https://211md.org/resources/legal-services/
In Virginia, please consult:
- Legal Aid – https://www.valegalaid.org/
- Virginia State Bar – https://www.vsb.org/site/sections/pro_bono/resources_public
You can reach our clinics by calling directly: Each links to appropriate clinic page
- Small business and non-profit matters, call the Community Development Clinic at 202.274.5122
- Misdemeanor criminal matters or parole, call our Criminal Defense and Racial Justice Clinic at 202.274.7388
- Family law issues involving domestic violence, call our General Practice Clinic at 202.284.7312
- Housing and landlord-tenant issues, call our Housing Litigation and Advocacy Clinic at 202.607.2438
- Immigration concerns, call our Immigration & Human Rights Clinic at 202.274.6428
- Federal or District of Columbia tax disputes, call our Tax Clinic at 202.274.6725
- Whistleblower rights matters, call our Whistleblower Protection Clinic at 202.408.0034
- Issues involving youth ages 14-24 or housing conditions in which minors live, call our Youth Justice Clinic at 202.274.7314
- Policy and legislation matters, call our Legislation Clinic at 202.274.6657
For general information about our clinics or if you are unsure whether we can meet your needs, please call our main line at 202-274-5073. Please keep in mind that we are closed during winter break period (the business days between December 23rd and January 2nd in any given year), we take on a limited number of cases, and we receive many of our cases on referral from other legal service agencies.
To see a directory of nonprofit agencies in your area that may be able to help you, please go to www.LawHelp.org and click on your state. The LawHelp platform is maintained by legal aid agencies in each state to provide information and resources to the public.